YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Valley Adult & Teen Challenge non-profit is best known as a long-term, faith-based residential program for men recovering from life-controlling problems such as addiction. They are now being known as a thriving business hub and PeopleKeys was happy to support their transition. Today, Teen Challenge has contracts with companies like Hershey's for holiday displays and the Pittsburgh Steelers for security. Their facility now houses an in-house web development company, a skills training program for manufacturing jobs and rooms to house over 100 adult students after renovating an abandoned hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, Teen Challenge is a place to further the education of the people they serve through GED programs and college-level Bible courses for their staff.
Pastor Robert J. Pavlich II, who took over the role of CEO twelve months ago states, "We didn't feel it was enough to help our students recover from lifelong addictions, we knew it was our mission to provide skills, training, and self-confidence. We are preparing our adult students for a new life: not just spiritually, but also emotionally and physically. We have been expanding the programs we offer, and because of our work ethic and values, many companies have come to us for assembly contracts, security services, and tech related contracts. They like our values, what we stand for, and the quality of work we provide."
Dr. Brad Smith, Director of PeopleKeys Corporation, remembers some of the initial meetings with Pastor Bobby Pavlich. "We were brought in by the board to help mentor and support Pastor Bobby during his first year or two of transition into this role, and we immediately saw he was a pretty shrewd business person. He took a vision from the former Director and put it into full operation. We worked with staff development by providing assessments and training in how to better relate and prepare staff and students for a better understanding of their strengths and potential as a team. We used a combination of strength-based assessments, reports, training, and consulting combined to act as the catalyst for this expansion, but the credit goes to Pastor Bobby, their Board President Carol Wagner and board members for being visionary enough to see this was a win-win for all, even the community in which they serve."
Smith and Pavlich both agree, "This is a model we want to help other non-profits achieve, including other Teen Challenge centers and other similar type non-profits. This model, which adds so much to the reformation of positive workplace behavior has been generating enough revenue that Teen Challenge is able to offer programs for those not able to pay or be covered in some other way. It's like the gift that keeps on giving," states Pavlich. "It wasn't without opposition because people want to put you in a box and label you a 'ministry.' We surprised a lot of people when this 'ministry' became a business center and hub for start-ups in manufacturing, tech, and job training." PeopleKeys has experience with business, non-profits, churches and ministerial institutions all over the world. Both PeopleKeys and Teen Challenge are in the business of helping people reach their potential.
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